Thursday, October 5, 2023 10:00 am — 6:00 pm

Meyerson Hall, Plaza Gallery, 210 South 34 Street, Philadelphia

Free and open to the public with registration; registration will open in late August

Any meaningful measures to protect biodiversity or otherwise mitigate the effect of climate change involve looking beyond municipal, state, and even national borders. MEGA-ECO brings together representatives from major ecological restoration projects in China, Pakistan, Brazil, Africa, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the USA to explore cross-border approaches to connectivity, anti-desertification, watersheds, and metropolitan development.

Panelists include experts from the World Wildlife Fund, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, and others. Author Tony Hiss, the co-creator of the half-earth movement (50x50), will deliver opening remarks.

MEGA-ECO is presented by The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology and Penn Global. The symposium is organized by Rob Levinthal, PhD candidate in the Department of City & Regional Planning, and Richard Weller, professor of landscape architecture.

The public symposium on October 5 is followed by an invited roundtable on October 6.

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email Please note, we require at least five (5) business days’ notice.

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